16 days in Portland, Ashland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

16 days in Portland, Ashland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Portland, Ashland & Crater Lake National Park Itinerary

Oakley
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Portland
— 10 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Ashland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Oakley

10
days
Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (in Amboy), Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Astoria (Columbia River Maritime Museum & Astoria Column), Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Silver Falls State Park (in Sublimity) and Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park, Haystack Rock, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, stroll through Oregon Zoo, and hike along Forest Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Oakley to Portland is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ashland.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Sightseeing

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Cannon Beach, Astoria, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
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Portland Japanese Garden
International Rose Test Garden

2
days
Ashland

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. On the 12th (Tue), browse the collection at Ashland Library, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then engage your brain at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum. On the next day, catch a live performance at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and then stroll through Lithia Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ashland holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Portland to Ashland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Ashland, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Ashland

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River Rafting & Tubing
Lithia Park
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2
days
Crater Lake National Park

Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Wizard Island, then admire all the interesting features of Rim Dr, and then admire the sheer force of Vidae Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Ashland to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Crater Lake National Park
Wizard Island

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